Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you get a paid script and you would like to install it in a website hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not work properly since most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh website hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web app. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all cloud hosting packages that we provide, so every time you require it in order to install and execute some script application which requires it, you can enable it with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to change the PHP version that's active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. In case you are more experienced, you can take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you can manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you cannot do with various other website hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated hosting that we supply, and you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you would like to set up and work with some script application that requires the software tool so as to operate appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you are able to move forward with the app installation without delay. Due to the fact that we employ an innovative in-house made platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code inside it.